Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation

Click the link for

a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors
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Holiday Hours


The library will be closed

Monday, May 27.


Our normal hours will resume

Tuesday, May 28.

Writing for Children

Wednesdays ~ 7:00pm

May 22, 29, and June 5

Call or come in to register.


If you’ve ever thought about writing a children’s book, Professor Jennifer Yonkoski of King’s College will present this 4-session adult program that will cover character development and other aspects of a children’s story. This workshop will offer writing exercises that can get you past “once upon a time…”.

2019 Geranium Sale


The Friends of the Library geranium sale is now over. The library would like to thank you for your support!


You can pick up your geraniums from May 1 to May 31.

To redeem, take your receipt to:

Darling's Farms & Greenhouses

Hildebrandt Rd, Dallas Township

Take the Stage Players

Peter Pan: the Musical


Take the Stage Players will be presenting Peter Pan: the Musical at the Lemmond Theater at Misericordia University Saturday, May 25 at 7:00pm, and Sunday May 26 at 3:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12 for adults and $8 for children under 10. You can call Take the Stage at 570-417-9679 to reserve advanced tickets.

2019 Summer Reading Program!

Program Registrations Begin Saturday, June 1

Open to all ages up to high school.


Join us at the library for a universe of stories this summer! Build your reading skills while reading for enjoyment! Learn to work together on projects! Join a reading or writing group! Earn prizes - make crafts - attend programs!


Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.

2019 Summer Story Time

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, June 4


Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am. Story Times begin the week of June 17 and end the week of August 12.


Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.

Volunteers are needed for our

73rd Annual Auction

July 11, 12, 13, and 14!

Call or come in to the library to sign up.


Teens, ages 12 or older, who may be looking for community service hours are welcome to help in setting up and volunteering at various booths.


Set up:

Sunday, July 7 ~ 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Monday - Wednesday, July 8 - 10 ~ 9:30am – 4:30pm

Booth Help: July 11, 12, 13, and 14

Clean Up: Monday, July 15 ~ 9:30am - 12:30pm

Auction Donations Needed


Are you getting an early start on your Spring cleaning? We are looking for donations of antiques and jewelry! Why not donate to the auction and help support the library?


If you have any questions regarding donations, don't hesitate to call the library! Our staff is always happy to help!

2019 Auction Committee Meetings

Volunteers Welcome!

Last Thursday of Each Month

Starting January 31 ~ 7:00pm


The 2019 Auction will be here soon and the Committee is getting ready! We’ll be making plans, setting schedules, and coming up with ideas to make this year’s auction a success.

The Committee would like to invite anyone interested in volunteering to contact the library or attend the meetings. We hope to see you there!
Events and Fundraisers

73rd Annual Kick-Off Dinner And Mini Auction

Monday, June 3

Apple Tree Terrace

Newberry Estate, Dallas


Reservations are now available for the annual Kick-Off Dinner! Stop in today to get your seat for this evening of delicious food and community fun.


The library can accept cash, check, or credit card (if paying with a credit card, we can take your reservation over the phone).

Reservations are $28.00 per person; due by Friday, May 24.

Make checks payable to: Back Mountain Memorial Library.


Click on the Auction’s page for the complete menu and program, or check out the Kick-Off Dinner's event page on the library’s Facebook page.
Follow the link to our event page!

2019 Quilt Raffle!


Tickets for this beautiful handmade quilt, "Butterscotch Baskets" by Leslie Horoshko, are now on sale!


Tickets are available at the library for $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00, or 6 for $10.00. The drawing will be held the last night of the auction, July 14. You don't need to attend to win!


The quilt is on display at the library's front desk.
The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Calligraphy, Watercolor, and Illustrations By Abbey Gillette


Abbey Gillette, of Scott PA, will be displaying her calligraphy, watercolors, illustrations, and wedding stationary this May.


Abbey has been in business as StoneFawx Studios for the past three years but her creative career began long before then as a graphic designer and artist. As a designer first, she always had the interest in combining fine art and lettering techniques but took the next steps to learning the calligraphy and lettering portion when she began designing luxury wedding invitations.

Abbey states that she is inspired by each client. Each piece is commissioned where she spends time getting to know what the client is like, what they find important, and what they need. She likes to include personal information into every piece.

You can purchase her work directly from her website or email her at Her Instagram is @stonefawxstudios.
Display Case

Wedding Cake Toppers


The library will be displaying a collection of wedding cake toppers this May.


There will also be an array of fine China and other spring themed decorations. Everything will be for sale and can be viewed in the library display case this. If you are interested in purchasing any of these beautiful items, our staff will be happy to assist you.
Continuing Programs

Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thursdays ~ 11:00am -12:00pm

and 1:30pm -2:30pm


The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by calling or coming in to the library.



Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try BookBrowse!


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It seeks out gems from both established writers and first time authors; novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just page-turners, and thought provoking nonfiction that entertains as it informs.

Each month hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy BookBrowse's extensive free content, and many subscribe to their free newsletters.


Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patrons is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events